A paver patio can provide your Maryland home with added beauty, additional useable space, and a sense of class and style that’s unmatched in any other home improvement. Naturally, you want to continue to receive these benefits for years to come. In order to do so, you’ll need to take proper care of your paver patio by combatting weeds, dirt, and general wear and tear. Lehnhoff’s Landscaping is here with a few helpful tips on paver patio maintenance.
Take Care of Weeds
Weeds, in Maryland, can prove to be a persistent and unsightly nuisance, covering your paver patio’s good looks with unsightly growths. Because of their infectious and relentless nature it’s important to take the fight to them before they bring the battle to your paver patio. Do so by liberally applying a solution of white vinegar and water to the surface of your paver patio every few weeks. Regular foot traffic is another good way of killing weeds, as is periodic brushing and sweeping.
If you want to keep your Maryland paver patio looking pristine then you’re going to want to sweep and wash it on a regular basis. You can take care of loose surface dirt with a quick blast from a garden hose, or you can use a pressure washer to take on tougher materials. If you ever spot a stain it’s vital to take action immediately, before it permanently sets. Use soap and water (or water and paint thinner if it’s a paint stain) to scrub the stain out quickly.
Seal The Surface
One of the most important steps to preventing damage to your Maryland paver patio is to seal it. Applying sealant creates a layer of invisible, water and oil repellent coating which can safeguard your patio from rain, ice, snow, and even solar radiation. Sealant can keep your patio looking new for years and years to come. If you’re unsure as to whether or not your patio has been sealed, just pour a little water on it. If the water beads up and is not absorbed, your paver patio is sealed. If it is immediately absorbed into the patio, call a paver patio maintenance company ASAP. You should your paver patio resealed every 2-4 years to keep it immaculate.
Need Help Caring for Your Paver Patio?
Call Lehnhoff’s Landscaping. We’re a Maryland based land and hardscaping company with decades of experience in designing, installing, and maintaining paver patios. Our maintenance plans and planting services will ensure that no matter what time of year it is, your property, and paver patio, will be stunning. If you have any more questions about Paver Patio Maintenance in Maryland, contact Lehnhoff’s Landscaping by Calling 443.921.5789 or visit LehnoffsLandscaping.com today!
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